We talk about using a common information environment called a Building Information Model to help get to higher quality decisions, but are we making progress toward that goal? It seems that new independent organizations spring up every day that are starting out re-inventing new ways of doing business and generating information that are not looking to what information may already exist. In reality a lot of the information for green, sustainable and high performing facilities should be shared. Yet each group sees itself as independent. How do we entice people to work together and share the far greater rewards of working together? This has happened in other industries, possibly not as diverse and fragmented as our own. It has happened in the related world of GIS. However even GIS sees themselves as an island and seeks to expand their base independently. However, if coordination can happen elsewhere then the AECOO industry should be able to do it also. What are everyone’s thoughts on how we can focus our goals in the AECOO community.